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Malcolm Pinkston

Guitar / Piano / Ukulele
 
Malcolm grew up in Austin and was introduced to music at an early age. His first instrument was violin, which he began at age 5. Soon he began taking piano lessons with several well-known local teachers. In high school, Malcolm discovered his love for guitar, and he began studying with Austin of School of Music founder and local guitar legend Dave Sebree and local jazz guitar wizard Glenn Rexach. His studies with them began to prepare him for the pursuit of a serious career in music, and after high school, Malcolm moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. He majored in guitar performance and songwriting and was exposed to a huge variety of music styles at Berklee. After college, Malcolm moved back to Austin to reintegrate himself into the music scene he grew up in. For the last 7 years he has been playing in a variety of bands and musical ensembles around town, ranging from cover bands to heavy metal bands to original rock/pop groups to acoustic folk ensembles. He also performs around town as a solo singer/songwriter.

Malcolm is a versatile musician with an extensive knowledge of music theory, and he is comfortable playing and teaching rock, pop, metal, jazz, blues, and everything in between. He also specializes in helping students to sing and play their favorite songs, as well as write their own original material. He has been teaching acoustic and electric guitar to students of all ages and skill levels for the last 4 years. He created and leads an interactive music therapy group at Texas Neuro Rehab Center. Malcolm believes in individualized teaching strategies that address each student's unique musical goals. He also believes in the importance of developing a strong fundamental foundation of technique and music theory, and, of course, in having fun and enjoying the process of learning and making music. To Malcolm, playing music is one of the most beneficial, therapeutic, rewarding pursuits life has to offer, and he wants to help as many people as possible experience the gift of playing music. His musical mission is to use music to heal, empower, and connect people.